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National Conventions renewably energized

Renewable energy is one of the topmost agenda by both US presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, and they will be happy to note that their national conventions will be aptly powered by solar and wind electricity. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy said it will provide the electric utilities in both conventions. “Energy policy is an […]

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Wind racing the sun

Wind energy investments seem to be neck and neck with the solar market. This week alone I came across three wind energy investment announcements: Fluor building the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK; GreenHunter Wind Energy planning to develop China’s first wind energy project; and Mesa Power LLP also planning to build the […]

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The power of wind

Wind power could be the next hot energy source according to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recently released report. The DOE said wind can provide as much as 20% of US electricity needs by 2030. In that scenario, installations of new wind power capacity would increase to more than 16,000 megawatts per year by 2018, […]

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Battle of the wind

Soaring demand for alternative energy would probably see more intellectual property (IP) suit such as this one from General Electric (GE) against Japan’s biggest wind power turbine maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. According to this Reuters report, GE filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) last month stating Mitsubishi Heavy Industries infringed […]

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